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2021: Year in Review
12/15/2021

2021: Year in Review

Kathy Svitil
A look back at the Institute news of 2021.
A collage of science images
How Do You Study Facial Bias Without Bias?
12/14/2021

How Do You Study Facial Bias Without Bias?

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers probe the psychology and biases involved in judging people's faces
Stock image of an assortment of cartoon people in different colors.
James Quirk, 1926–2020
10/18/2021

James Quirk, 1926–2020

Emily Velasco
James Quirk, former professor of economics and noted scholar of sports economics, died at age 93.
In this black-and-white photo, James Quirk sits casually in a chair, laughing and biting a pencil. He appears to be mid conversation
David Grether, 1938-2021
09/14/2021

David Grether, 1938-2021

Emily Velasco
David Grether, the Frank Gilloon Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and former chair of the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences has died at age 82.
A portrait of David Grether. He smiles at the camera and wears a blue polo shirt.
Computers Predict People's Tastes in Art
06/15/2021

Computers Predict People's Tastes in Art

Whitney Clavin
New study offers insight into how people make aesthetic judgments.
Colorful abstract painting by Joseph Schillinger.
The Mechanics of Temptation and Procrastination
05/28/2021

The Mechanics of Temptation and Procrastination

Whitney Clavin
New Caltech economist Charlie Sprenger discusses his latest behavioral theories and experiments.
Charlie Sprenger
Diana Kormos Buchwald Elected to the American Philosophical Society
05/26/2021

Diana Kormos Buchwald Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Emily Velasco
Kormos Buchwald is joined this year by 28 resident inductees, including Daniel Nocera, a Harvard professor who received his PhD from Caltech in 1984.
A portrait of Diana Kormos Buchwald. She smiles at the camera in front of a book case.
From The Caltech Effect: A New Hub for Brain Research
05/06/2021

From The Caltech Effect: A New Hub for Brain Research

In this video, Caltech researchers talk about how the new Chen Neuroscience Research Building will increase collaboration and open doors to new discoveries about the brain.
The Chen Institute at Caltech
"What Is a Short Squeeze?" and Other Pressing Stock Market Questions Answered
02/23/2021

"What Is a Short Squeeze?" and Other Pressing Stock Market Questions Answered

Whitney Clavin
Colin Camerer discusses armchair traders and the latest stock market frenzy.
Stock image of stock market activity
The Golden Age of Social Science
02/09/2021

The Golden Age of Social Science

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers discuss the new, interdisciplinary, data-driven era of social science.
Artwork of various aspects of social science
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